Xing Su San
Nickname: "Apricot Kernel and Perilla Leaf Powder"
Syndrome: Exogenous Cool dryness (aversion to cold, no sweating, slight headache) Lu qi disorder (cough, dry throat, stuffy nose) phlegm damp obstruction (cough with watery phlegm) (P: wiry, T: white)
Action: Gently disperse cool dryness, disseminates the Lung qi, and transforms congested fluids. Representative formula for dryness.

Remember:
When perilla the mermaid married xing ren she became the representative mermaid for dryness and took up jogging. She thought she was so cool until one day a circus clown shouted "coin her" which made her feel like a foolish chimpanzee. Luckily she had a strong support group and ban xia, fresh ginger, and granny cow consoled her by feeding her dates.

K: Su Ye, Xing Ren
M: Qian Hu, jie geng, Zhi ke
A1: Ban Xia, Chen Pi, Fu ling
A2: Sheng Jiang, Da Zao
G: Gan Cao
Cautions / Contraindications:
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    Common Modifications:
  • Severe exterior cold (+QIang Huo)
  • Cough stays after promoting sweating (-Su Ye, +Su Geng)
  • headache, frontal (+Bai Zhi)

 
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